Ways to make your master bedroom feel more spacious

The sole purpose of our bedrooms is to provide a comfortable place to rest and recharge, meaning they must have a utilitarian design. However, these rooms are considered much more than this nowadays, reflecting our personal style and creativity.

Not everyone has the luxury of a large bedroom; if this applies to you, some clever planning may be in order. We offer some practical tips to ensure you utilise every inch of your bedroom wisely.

Smart storage solutions

Should your bed be raised off the floor, make use of this space by investing in some storage boxes that you can easily slide underneath. Store anything and everything not in current use, such as spare bedding and seasonal clothing.

If you’ve got bare corners or high ceilings, consider installing some shelving units to store your belongings without taking up much floor area. Hooks could also be added to the ends of these to store coats, hats, and handbags for easy access. Hanging bulkier items will help to free up valuable space in your wardrobe.

You could even go that step further and opt for fitted furniture instead, providing built-in storage optimised for the size of your room. That way, you free up more space while utilising your existing space more efficiently – it’s a win-win.

Layout of furniture

The furniture placement in your master bedroom plays a significant role in creating better flow, which in turn makes it feel more spacious. Start with your bed since this is the focal point of any bedroom. Position it so that you can still move around with ease and place other pieces of furniture without obstructing the space.

Typically, you want this to be against the wall in the middle of the room, facing the window. If your room is on the smaller side, you may wish to put your bed in the corner – just be careful not to block the entryway.

Next, you’ll want to maximise functionality by placing your wardrobe against your wall. If you find it’s still too large, consider downsizing to one that is slimmer or narrower, which will take us less floor space.

Visual strategies

You’d be amazed at how a few simple design alterations can make your room appear much bigger than it actually is. As an example, painting your walls with soft, neutral tones can open up your rooms, and contrasting colours can add depth, intensifying that illusion of extra space.

Lighting is also highly effective in making a room feel more spacious, particularly natural light. While adding windows likely isn’t possible, you can improve the way light enters and reflects in your bedroom. Aim to hang a mirror opposite your window, paint your walls and ceilings white, and give your windows a good clean.

And that’s not to say you can’t use artificial lighting. Including well-placed floor lamps or wall sconces can complement natural light and illuminate the entire room.

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